Monthly Archives: June 2013

What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions – Sexist Remarks?

Some of my male colleagues frequently make sexist remarks about other women in the office. Their comments really offend me, and I don’t like keeping quiet. But I’m not sure of how to confront my colleagues without upsetting them and making the situation worse. How can I respond effectively? We hear you! The idea of […]

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What We’re Reading

Female breadwinners: Are you stuck with a “second shift”? Monday’s disheartening SCOTUS decision strikes twin blows against women and minorities in the workplace. A great listen: Dear Harvard, My Career Deserved More Respect. While fathers in academia enjoy a career advantage, female academics hit the maternal wall. Women are more engaged in work than men. […]

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A troubling look at why working class women are better off injured than pregnant. Related, the NWLC releases a new report on fair treatment for pregnant workers. Economist Betsey Stevenson reminds us that working parenthood is “not just a woman’s issue”. What’s your take? Business Insider explores why women are bullies… … While a new […]

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The Downside for Dads

Co-written with Joan C. Williams. “My small contribution to feminism is leaving the office at 5:15 PM three times a week to pick up my daughter…and not hiding it.” You might expect that these are the words of a working mother who, after too little sleep and too many people wondering “how she does it,” […]

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What We’re Reading

Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would make it easier for women to sue employers over pay discrimination. On Arianna Huffington’s Third Metric Conference: We might all be better off shifting the conversation. Women say yes to advancement but no to the C-suite, new study finds. Hmm… what’s wrong […]

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How raising the minimum wage would help close the gender wage gap. “When we dial back our voices, we also dial back our chances to prove the bias wrong.” Do you agree with this author’s take on the Tightrope? The Huffington Post discusses translating widespread desire for workplace flexibility to a cohesive mothers’ movement. Surprising […]

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